Ondo - Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday evening abducted the Chief Accountant of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo, Ondo state, Kayode Asaju, while travelling out of Ondo State at the weekend, Punch reports.
It was gathered that Asaju, who was on his way to Abuja to attend a meeting scheduled to hold on Monday morning, was abducted along Lokoja/Abuja Expressway on Sunday
The gunmen numbering about five were said to have stopped Asaju around Lokoja and immediately whisked him away into the bush.
The suspected kidnappers have contacted the family of Asaju, whose wife is also a nurse at FMC, demanding for a sum of five million naira as ransom to secure the freedom of the Accountant
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said the command would work with the Kogi State Police Command to ensure the accountant was rescued unhurt according to Tribune.
"Though it did not happen in our jurisdiction, we will join forces with the Kogi State command to rescue the victim. He will be released very soon,” the spokesman said.
- News 24